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Agricultural Machinery and Farm Technology

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For specific information contact John Nowatzki, Extension Agricultural Machine Systems Specialist. Office 701-231-8213, Cell 701-261-9842.


Smartphone Apps

"Apps" are software applications designed for use on a cell phone and generally require a data plan.

Smartphone   Smartphone screen   Farm Fuel App 


Conservation Tillage                                                      Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

Conservation tillage practices minimize detrimental effects to the environment, generally cause less soil disturbance, and leave most of the soil surface covered with crop residue.

Kinze Planter - in Corn Residue      Kinze Planter - in Corn Residue 

Precision Agriculture                                                       NDSU Variable Rate Study

Precision agriculture includes practices primarily guided by GPS, including guidance, section control, remote sensing, variable rate applications, yield monitoring, and spatial data management.

  Precision Planting     NDSU  VR Map

Remote Monitoring 


Remote monitoring technology is used to gather information from distant and often inaccessible locations. Monitoring technologies include telemetrics, cameras, electronic sensors, and controls.

Remote Monitoring Technology 

Power and Machinery                                                      Reducing Harvest Losses   (PowerPoint File)               

Farm power and machinery includes tractors, tillage, planting, haying, harvesting, and chemical application equipment.

Farm Machinery       Combine



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